Category Archives: Writing

Her Passion (NaBloPoMo Day 27)

Watching my daughter cooking the Thanksgiving meal was like watching a good artist creating a piece of art. Her concentration, her obvious enjoyment of every moment… everything indicats to me that she has a passion in cooking/eating gourmet food. She … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving (NaBloPoMo Day 20)

Before I forget… Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I have to wish you a happy Thanksgiving now, because I’m taking 4 days off. Four days off from NaBloPoMo – is that allowed? You probably wonder… 😉 First, let me … Continue reading

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My so-far Journey in Learning Photographing (NaBloPoMo Day 19)

When I grew up, not many people had their photos taken, not to mention owning a camera. Photo day was a special day. We dressed for the occasion. I remember feeling different (excited?) on those days. When I was a … Continue reading

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SMNPPA Print Competition Event (NaBloPoMo Day 17)

Last night, I attended The Southern Minnesota Professional Photographers Association’s (SMNPPA) Print Competition event. I didn’t submit any photo for the competition; I just went to find out how it worked. There were about 20+ people in the room. In … Continue reading

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A Professional Photographer? (NaBloPoMo Day 16)

We walked into one local camera shop one day and had a nice talk with one photographer who is working there. At one point of our conversation, my husband said to Dave, “We are amateurs, not professionals.” Dave looked at … Continue reading

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An Empty Box (NaBloPoMo Day 15)

An empty box showed up in our front yard. The wind brought it here. Should I pick it up? Nah, the wind will take it away soon, I am sure. 😉 Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Temporary (NaBloPoMo Day 12)

Four years ago, my sister Karin passed away. I lost one of my best friends. I have written several stories about Karin. This one happened after she beat her first cancer in 2003. * * * When our eyes met … Continue reading

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XDrive Photo Lesson 14 – Post processing (NaBloPoMo Day 11)

This is my submission for XDrive Photo Lesson 14 – Post Processing. Raj said, “Well, there is no limit on kind of edits one can do.” For me, there is. For now, that is. I only know a few basic … Continue reading

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Mental Exercise (NaBloPoMo Day 10)

“Cheesecake! Come over!” Julia sounded excited on the other end of the phone line. “Why? What are you celebrating?” “Nothing. I walked by the bakery this afternoon and bought a cheesecake, that’s all.” I saw a big “10” dancing in … Continue reading

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One Snowy Day (NaBloPoMo Day 9)

The year my daughter was a senior in high school, one morning we had 6 inches of snow; her school bus came late. When she arrived home that day, she didn’t look happy. “What happened?” I asked. “The lady at … Continue reading

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